Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Buitenverwachting in the limelight

Buitenverwachting in the limelight

24 November 2010 by Buitenverwachting

Lars Maack of Buitenverwachting was awarded Diner's Club Winzer des Jahres at a Gala Dinner in Munich last week, in translation, Wine Producer of the Year.

The award is a well deserved acknowledgement to this hard working wine producer from the Constantia Valley. Buitenverwachting came into being when Arend Brink bought the farm in 1796 built a manor house and started planting vines. During the past two centuries Buitenverwachting has had no less than 16 owners with huge fluctuations in fortune.

A change in fortune and stability came to Buitenverwachting when German businessman Richard Mueller and his wife bought the farm in 1981. Under the leadership of son Lars this magnificent farm has truly flourished, producing outstanding wines and including an excellent restaurant. Lars says with a smile "I didn't know what I was letting myself in for."

Lars is delighted to have received this prestigious award and said "I was surprised to be in the line up with personalities such as Marchese Piero Antinori, Fritz Keller and Willi Bruendlmeyer all of whom represent amazing properties. Buitenverwachting in comparison is a newcomer to the international wine scene, and I immensely appreciate that our hard work and dedication receives such great recognition".